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Madrid, Spain
Description de l’Égypte
14 Sep 2017 - 01 Nov 2017
Exhibition view
Partial view
25 de Enero, 30 de Junio

2017.
Photographic print on copper.
80×62 cm.

Partial View
Veritá per Giulio Regeni

2017.
Italian votive offering, silver plated.
8 x 6 cm.

Karnak

2010.
Digital photography on paper.
85 x 120 cm (with frame).

Karnak

2010

Karnak

2010

Karnak

2010

Partial view

Partial view

Profile of Debt

2017.
Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns.
8 x 13 x 2cm

Profile of Debt

2017.
Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns.
8 x 13 x 2 cm.

Lake Burullus

2017.
Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat.
90 x 20 x 3 cm.

Wafaa El Nil

2017.
Ritual doll, egyptian cotton.
156 x 55 x 55 cm.

Wafaa El Nil, 2017.
Ritual doll, egyptian cotton.
156 x 55 x 55 cm.

Partial view

Cultivando Desierto, 2017.
Paint on silk drawing from an aerial photograph of the Bahariya desert.
290 x 136 cm.

A Mayúscula, b minúscula

2017

Holes, Bellies, Arms and Flesh, 2017. Cow anklebone, bronze coated anklebone and wood, 153 x 140 x 90 cm.

Holes, Bellies, Arms and Flesh

2017

After the media blackout that started in the summer of 2013, Egypt only makes the news due to the constant terrorist attacks, but we continue to know very little of the consequences of a failed revolution. How did the lives of millions of people who protested in Tahrir square develop? What events have marked the country in the past 6 years? How does its future look?

Without having a historicist intention, Molinos Gordo tries to partially shed some light on the complex current situation. As a nod to the Napoleonic encyclopaedia Description de l’Égypte, which illustrated the country at the beginning of the XIXth century, this exhibition follows the same three premises of the colonial document, in order to do an exercise of archaeology of the present in which we can revisit the state of Ancient Egypt, Modern Egypt and its Natural History.

To speak of Egypt is to speak of the World. Masr, its arabic name, literally means “country” and is usually followed by the tag line Om El Dunia (Mother of the World) to highlight its role as origin of all the civilizations. The aim of this project is not to criticize this beautiful nation, but to reveal the process of social, spiritual and ecological disintegration that Egypt and a much larger geographical area is being put through.

25 de Enero, 30 de Junio

2017.
Photographic print on copper.
80×62 cm.

Karnak

2010.
Digital photography on paper.
85 x 120 cm (with frame).

Wafaa El Nil

2017.
Ritual doll, egyptian cotton.
156 x 55 x 55 cm.

Wafaa El Nil, 2017.
Ritual doll, egyptian cotton.
156 x 55 x 55 cm.

Lake Burullus

2017.
Fish head and tail belonging to the trays used commonly by egyptian elites in the 1950s, to serve the fish’s body ready to eat.
90 x 20 x 3 cm.

Profile of Debt

2017.
Comb profilometer coated in 24k gold, 3 microns.
8 x 13 x 2 cm.

Veritá per Giulio Regeni

2017.
Italian votive offering, silver plated.
8 x 6 cm.